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BS Civil Engineering

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
August

 Tuition fee

International
218016 USD
National
218016 USD

Application fee

International 85 USD
National 85 USD
Department
Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)600
SAT (avg)1520
ACT (avg)34
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World University Ranking

About this course

The Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics focuses on two broad areas of instruction and research. The first, the classical field of civil engineering, deals with the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment. This includes buildings, foundations, bridges, transportation facilities, nuclear and conventional power plants, hydraulic structures, and other facilities essential to society. The second is the science of mechanics and its applications to various engineering disciplines. Frequently referred to as applied mechanics, it includes the study of the mechanical and other properties of materials, stress analysis of stationary and movable structures, the dynamics and vibrations of complex structures, aero- and hydrodynamics, and the mechanics of biological systems.

 

Mission

The department aims to provide students with a technical foundation anchored in theory together with the breadth needed to follow diverse career paths, whether in the profession via advanced study or apprenticeship, or as a base for other pursuits.

 

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Eligibility Criteria

Columbia University committee looks at a variety of factors to help us inform our decision on a candidate including:

  • The student’s curriculum and grades - we hope to see that a student is challenging herself or himself with a rigorous course load
  • The context of a particular candidate, including family circumstances, secondary school, community, interests and access to resources
  • The quality of a student’s involvement in activities beyond the classroom
  • The character and personality of a candidate, and the impact she or he will make on our diverse, residential campus
  • The candidate’s fit for the distinctive Columbia experience, which includes the Core Curriculum; a both traditionally collegiate and unmistakably urban campus life; and an Ivy League school where curious thinkers come to grow
  • Recommendations - which provide evidence of intellectual curiosity and promise, classroom and school and community participation, and overall potential for the candidate to make an impact at Columbia, in the classroom and beyond

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Course Modules

The prerequisites for this program are the courses listed in the First Year–Sophomore Program or their equivalents. The Civil Engineering Program offers four areas of concentration: civil engineering and construction management, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and water resources/environmental engineering. An optional minor can be selected in architecture, education, economics, and any of the engineering departments in the school. In the junior and senior years, 18 credits of technical electives are allocated.

The department offers a first-year design course, CIEN E1201: The Art of Structural Design, which all, except Combined Plan students are required to take in the spring semester of the first year or later. An equivalent course could be substituted for E1201. Also, all students are required to take the course, CIEN E3004: Urban Infrastructure Systems, but Combined Plan students are allowed to substitute an elective, which must be a civil engineering technical elective

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How to Apply

Please review the application instructions below carefully before beginning an application. Candidates must apply through the Common Application or the Coalition Application. Applicants must submit only one complete application and Columbia does not preference one application over the other.

Please also be sure to review What Does Columbia Look For in a Candidate?

The following are required components of a complete first-year application for Fall 2017:

  • The Coalition Application or The Common Application, which both include questions specific to Columbia. The applications include:
    • Autobiographical information
    • $85 application fee or fee waiver request
    • Lists and descriptions of a student’s achievements, activities, employment and summer activities
    • Personal essay
    • Columbia-specific questions
  • Secondary School Report
    • An official high school transcript from all high schools attended
    • One high school counselor’s recommendation and school profile
    • The completed Mid-Year Report
  • Required Standardized Testing
    • SAT or the ACT
    • The appropriate SAT code is 2116 and the appropriate ACT code is 2717
    • English proficiency examination score (if necessary)
  • Two Teacher Recommendations
    • These recommendations must come from teachers who taught you in academic disciplines
    • For engineering applicants, one must come from a math or science teacher

Additional components of the application which may make it complete:

  • Supplementary materials
  • Optional interview with an alumnus/a

Please note that Columbia reserves the right to evaluate an application and render a final decision even if all pieces of the application have not been received.

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